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Old 07-18-2011, 08:28 PM
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Hey all I'm new on the forum. I know this has been done several times before ,but i thought I would just add my technique and outcome for those interested.

I cut out the section in between the tape.
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I also cut a piece off the bottom retainer.
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Here is a comparison.
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And here she is...
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Sorry for the poor quality pictures if anyone want more info or better pics I'd be happy to help.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:09 PM
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And you did this because?
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:19 PM
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Because it more closely resembles an AR-15 magazine
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:47 PM
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Because it more closely resembles an AR-15 magazine

What would be the approximate advantage to that?
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:59 PM
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Probably more of a disadvantage since you lose 7 rounds but I like they way it looks. Personal preference i guess and since it is a copy more or less of an AR-15 why not have 1 magazine that makes it look more like it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:08 PM
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Wow, really never noticed how much longer the reg 15-22 mags were. it looks good. are you having to trim the spring as well?
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:17 PM
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Yup. About 6 coils off the spring.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:21 PM
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The length of that 18rd mag might be a good option for those who use a bipod.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:27 PM
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The length of that 18rd mag might be a good option for those who use a bipod.
Exactly. I use a bipod on mine and the factory mag is too long to use off the bench.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:14 PM
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Also makes it fit in standard AR mag pouches better, but I will not be chopping mine down--better to use pouches that retain on tension than with bungee or velcro flaps.
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